The standard urine sample size is 60 ml / 2 oz., which is enough for a split sample can last from about 8hrs – 1 year depending on the mode of storage which include
- Normal Room Condition
This methods determine how long urine stay good for a lab drug test, screen urinalysis, urine pregnancy test or using someone urine for test.
How long does urine last unrefrigerated?
Unrefrigerated urine sample should be handle within an hour, because bacteria in the urine sample can multiply rapidly at body / room temperature. If this happens, it could affect the test results.
How long does urine last in the fridge?
Urine sample should keep it in the fridge at around 4C (39F) for no longer than 2 weeks. Put the container of urine in a sealed plastic bag first.
How long is human urine good for?
- Urine in Room temp = 8 hrs – 2days. Keep it in a right temperature (96-99F or 35-37C) you dont want to get it too hot though so it doesnt turn cloudy and get this er, funny smell to it
- Urine in Refrigerator = 2 weeks.
- Urine in Freezer = 1 year If you freeze it make sure you SLOWLY thaw it in warm water or something like that
Are you a lab tech or doctor body, how long have your keep a urine sample? lets hear in the comment section below